I just returned from New York City where I was attending the annual SCBWI Winter Conference. I am so exhausted I almost don't feel like blogging about it... almost.
Basically authors and illustrators from around the country gathered in NYC to attend lectures and workshops and hopefully do a little networking. It was pretty swell to be around people with the same goals and passions as I have, and I returned feeling all fired up and ready to go. I attended some lectures, got some autographs, and yes, managed to squeeze in some fun touristy junk in the downtime.
For the Illustrators' Intensive portion, we had an assignment. We were supposed to illustrate a scene of a birthday party for Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. As to whose birthday it was, what medium to render in, etc, it was all up to us. At the conference we presented our final illustrations. Some were really good, some okay, and some... interesting, but it was really fun seeing everyone's interpretation of the assignment. Here's what I came up with...
Moral: Don't ever **** with Grumpy.